Peer Support Specialist

Website La Maestra Family Health Center

Job Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $21.00 to $26.00 per hour, Depends on Experience (DOE)

Location: TBD

Hours of Work: TBD Status/

Hours: Full Time

•Responding to call-outs and client emergencies as needed.
•Meet with clients regularly to offer one-on-one support and counseling.
•Communicate treatment updates via phone/email/fax with patient’s Care Team (Clinicians, Psychi-atric Providers, Partner Program Coordinators, and Case Managers) as clinically appropriate.
•Liaise with family members and medical professionals regularly.
•Documents all communications/interactions with patients in the organization’s electronic healthrecord.
•Schedule appointments and assist with coordinating directions or transportation as needed.
•Answer calls and follow-up with voicemails and emails daily.
•Maintain effective communication and working relationships with other employees, external organ-izations and patients.
•Co-facilitate recovery groups for patients on an ongoing basis.
•Assist with setting up programs Telehealth Room as needed.
•Attend staff meetings.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Education: High School Diploma Required

Certification required: Peer Support Specialist Certification preferred.

Experience: Peer Support experience and/or experience in substance use disorder or mental health programs setting preferred.

Verbal and Written Skills to perform the job: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Familiarity with basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Accurate keyboarding skills.

Technical knowledge and skills required to perform the job: Excellent verbal, written and interper-sonal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrate high levels of self-initiation and direction. Knowledge of communities we serve. Knowledge and experience working in medical settings and interacting collaboratively with medical teams. Skill in analyzing situations and making timely decisions.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Work involves sitting, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

La Maestra Community Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability or any other legally protected status.

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